Hi, Welcome to the 2016 World Chess Championship coverage.
Fellow RHP blogger HikaruShindo (our man in New York ) has sent
us some pictures so we can get a flavour of where they are paying.
The event is being held in the Fulton Fish Market
So you go to New York, look for one of these.....
....and follow the directions. (or follow nerdy looking guys.)
The playing venue. Look for queue of nerdy guys standing outside.
This is the door the players will be going in and out of at the venue.
and this HikaruShindo assures me...
...is the feed from the playing hall to the internet which HikaruShindo was going
to tap into so we could get the live moves in case Agon was successful in banning
all live transmissions. They failed when U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ruled
Agon had no right to block chess sites from disclosing the moves of each game.
Official Time Control: The time control for each game shall be 100 minutes for
the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the
rest of the game plus an additional 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Karjakin and Carlsen on a barge in Amsterdam 2006
The actor Woody Harrelson (Natural Born Killers, White Men can't Jump)
turned up and played the first move. Apparently a new 'celeb' will be
there at the start of every game to kick it off. Carlsen said that his
opening move was 1.d4 and after 1...Nf6 the opening went into a Trompowsky .
Magnus Carlsen - Sergey Karjakin. 2016 World Championship Game One.
TigerTony41 is another RHP man in New York and he has sent us some pictures.
The media interviewing folk outside the playing venue.
Inside the venue and the room with the demonstration screen.
The Brooklyn Bridge as viewed from the playing arena.
Game 2 will posted soon with more pics from Tony and HikaruShindo
The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 170765